Saturday, October 3, 2020

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Friday, September 18, 2020


On Monday, September 21st, at 8:30 a.m. P.T.
Brown will host a virtual book launch of
Black and Indigenous Resistance in the Americas: From Multiculturalism to Racist Backlash, edited by Juliet Hooker, Professor of Political Science at Brown.

The event will include panels lead by the interdisciplinary book contributors. 

Register here:"

Monday, September 14, 2020

Coronavirus Broke the World: How Can We Build Back Better?


Tuesday, October 6, 2020
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Pacific Time

Zoom Meeting


Brown Club Orange County hosts a conversation with
CNN Commentator, Jamie Metzl ’90,

on shared humanity in the Age of COVID-19.

Technology futurist, geopolitical expert, and Founder & Chair of OneShared.World, Jamie Metzl (A.B. History Brown ‘90, PhD Oxford, JD Harvard Law) recently published “Hacking Darwin: Genetic Engineering and the Future of Humanity.”

As noted by WBUR radio, Boston:
“Futurist Jamie Metzl predicts we may emerge from Coronavirus better than before. The coronavirus pandemic has upended daily life around the world and prompted futurists to ponder what elements of this new world might be here to stay.”

You are invited to join Jamie Metzl for a riveting discussion of the current and future impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Complimentary Admission with pre-registration required

  • A Zoom Meeting link will be provided to all registrants prior to event

  • Capacity is limited, so register now to reserve your spot!

Questions? Contact Scott Westerfield '79 at

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Brown Club OC presents: Rose McDermott and the Emotional Manipulation of Political Identity

Brown Club OC and
Brown Club of San Diego present:
Rose McDermott
and The Emotional Manipulation
of Political Identity

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

6:00 PM - 6:45 PM

Zoom Meeting link 
will be provided to all registered attendees
 in advance of the event

  • How do political leaders manipulate our emotions?
  • How do politicians use group identity to incite fear and outrage?

In a time of pandemic, social unrest and hyper-political electioneering, Brown University professor Rose McDermott explores these topics in a fascinating and timely discussion.

A renowned author on political psychology, emotion and decisionmaking, and the impact of biology on political behavior, Professor McDermott teaches international relations at Brown.

Professor McDermott's talk will be followed by a 15 minute Q&A from 6:30 to 6:45.
Join the Conversation!

Questions? Contact Scott Westerfield at

Monday, May 4, 2020

May 5th is Giving Tuesday. Please consider a gift to Brown.

Tomorrow, May 5th, is Giving Tuesday 2020. Like everyone else, Brown is facing extra challenges this year brought on by COVID-19.
Please help Brown to help its students by giving generously.

(For your enjoyment, some memories of Brown Club Orange County over the years...)

Sunday, April 26, 2020

Christina Paxson: College Campuses Must Reopen in the Fall. Here’s How We Do It.

From the NY Times Opinion Section - a piece by Brown president Christina Paxson

College Campuses Must Reopen in the Fall. Here’s How We Do It.

It won’t be easy, but there’s a path to get students back on track. Higher education will crumble without it.

Sunday, April 12, 2020

Reading and listening recommendations regarding the pandemic

If you are looking for reading suggestions to help pass the quarantine time, look no further than writer and Brown alum John Barry '68, author of The Great Influenza.

Thanks to Brown Club board member Carl Schulkin for recommending the following pieces by and featuring John Barry:

Be well!